Information provided courtesy of Kananaskis Country
The Elbow Valley is a verdant stairway to the mountains. The steps proceed from grasslands,
to aspen parkland, to subalpine forest, and finally to the majesty of the high alpine. The wildlife here reflect the terrain’s diversity from the prairie’s Richardson’s ground squirrels, to grizzly bears and bighorn sheep of the mountains.
A short thirty minute drive from Calgary, the picnic areas and campgrounds of the Elbow Valley make a perfect day-outing or weekend oasis, and the trails are a magnet few visitors can resist. Hundreds of kilometres of trails await to challenge the hiker, mountain biker, equestrian, and cross country skier alike. From a gentle meander through the forest to a gruelling ridge top scramble, the Elbow Valley trails connect with the Sheep, Sibbald, and Kananaskis Valleys, offering something for everyone.
The McLean Creek Off Highway Vehicle Zone offers similar challenges for the off-road
enthusiast year-round. For the angler, your catch awaits you in the stocked ponds at McLean Creek, Allen Bill , and Forgetmenot, or in the cool clear depths of the Elbow River and its tributaries. Whether it’s shooting white water by kayak or enjoying the smell of orchids
at Paddy’s Flat, the Elbow Valley offers something for everyone.
|CAMPGROUNDS||OPEN||Firewood Sales||Special Facilities|
|May 15- Sept 8||$6 on site|
|Fisher Creek||Year Round||McLean store|
|Gooseberry||May 1- Sept 30||$6 on site|
|May 15- Nov 2||$6 on site||Interpretive
|May 15- Nov 2||$6 0n site||Horse
|A & D loops May 13 – Oct 13 B & C loops Year Round||$6 at store||Camper
store; comfort station; ATV loading ramps; Interpretive programs
|Paddy’s Flat||May 7- Oct 13||$6 on site|
Flat – Group(403-949-3132)
|May 1- Oct 15||$50/ quarter cord+GST||Shelter|
Cove – Group(403-949-3132)
|Year Round||$50/ quarter cord+GST||Shelter|
** FEES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE